I’m just gonna come out and say it, I fucking hate Drake. For the last year or so, I’ve tried to like him and in the beginning I almost got there. But then I realised that I was just into the beats. Beats, which I’m sure could go to a genuinely talented artist if it wasn’t for the fact that Drake appears to leave a trail of money behind him, similar to the shiny trail of a snail.
The worst thing about my hatred for Drake is that I can’t put my finger on what it is that makes me so angry about his existence. I could say a lot of things about his face, but that’s not fair, he’s not a model after all. I could say many things about his style, but again, that’s not fair, he blatantly has a stylist who picks out clothes to make him homo-friendly. I could say many things about the fact that he has a tendency to sing, which makes me think, ‘Fool, you ain’t a rapper, you’re an R’n’B singer!’ but I don’t hate on Lauryn Hill when she sings and raps on the same song. The only reason I can think of to explain why I have developed an aversion to Drake AND Drake fans, is that he has been hyped up the way I imagine people hyped up Jesus back in the day. But Jesus seems to have done a lot of crazy stuff to earn that singular name, what has Drake done lately? Dude can’t even sell a million records in his opening weekend and he’s supposed to be the god of Hip Hop? No.
When I began to hear Drake named as the saviour of Hip Hop, I was frustrated because it seemed to be coming from people that thought Kanye West was the saviour of Hip Hop a couple years back. Don’t get me wrong, Kanye’s a big dude and for a short time it seemed like he was worthy of it, but those days are long gone. When you appeal mainly to a Pop and R’n’B audience, please don’t claim to be Hip Hop. Dizzee Rascal doesn’t claim that he is releasing Grime records, he labels them as Pop or electro or whichever genre they are best suited to. I like Hip Hop so I don’t go running around calling Justin Timberlake the saviour of Rock music because he used a guitar in a song.
Anyway, don’t talk to me about how shit Drake is, talk to Hex Murda, he slates Drake with a bit more style.